Couscous goes from the dinner table to the breakfast bar with this easy Mediterranean recipe. Cinnamon, apricots and currants make it morning friendly.

Recipe by Health October 2007

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Credit: Antonis Achilleos

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 mins
total:
8 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup couscous, 1 teaspoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon sugar)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine milk and cinnamon stick in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; heat 3 minutes or until small bubbles form around inner edge of pot (about 180°). Do not boil.

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  • Remove from heat; stir in couscous, apricots, currants, 4 teaspoons brown sugar, and salt. Cover the mixture, and let it stand 15 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon stick. Divide couscous among each of 4 bowls, and top each with 1 teaspoon melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; fat 6g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 2g; protein 11g; carbohydrates 55g; fiber 5g; cholesterol 19mg; iron 2mg; sodium 156mg; calcium 251mg.
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